They hoped to “ensure the maximum carnage when they blew themselves up.” For the sake of Allah.
“‘New York subway plotter arrested in Pakistan,'” from AFP, April 13 (thanks to Block Ness):
NEW YORK: A fourth suspect in a foiled plot to attack New York subways by self-confessed Al-Qaeda agent Najibullah Zazi has been arrested in Pakistan, media reported citing law enforcement sources.
Spokesmen for the FBI and federal prosecutors contacted by AFP declined to confirm or deny the report.
The New York Daily News and NBC news reported that the man – who was not identified – could soon be extradited to the United States and charged in Brooklyn.
Two other accused accomplices – Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin – were arrested in January and pleaded not guilty in February.
Zazi, who pleaded guilty in February, has been cooperating with investigators.
A local English daily reported that he and his friends had planned to “strap explosives to their bodies and split up, heading for the Grand Central and Times Square stations – the two busiest subway stations in New York City.”
They planned to board trains on the 1, 2, 3, and 6 lines during rush hour and position themselves in the middle of the packed trains to “ensure the maximum carnage when they blew themselves up,” the newspaper reported citing unidentified sources….
US Attorney General has called the plot the “most serious” since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001….